Welcome to the Ellesmere Parents’ Page.

In this section, you can view all useful information about Ellesmere Primary School, including our school day, before and after school clubs, lunches, uniform orders, holidays and behaviour at school. The menu on the right-hand-side will give you more detailed information on each of the subjects.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a full list of school policies.

Help us to help your children

Parents are an invaluable help, both in class and on days out, and we welcome your involvement.

It is a great way for parents to learn how we teach our pupils, and to continue this work at home as well as to be part of all the great experiences they are given on off-site visits.

As well as parents, we also welcome extended family, students and sports development officers.

Full details of the school’s volunteer policy are below.

 Volunteer In School Policy

Term and Holidays 2018/19

Term/Holiday First Day Last Day
Autumn Term05 Sept 201821 Dec 2018
> Half Term29 Oct 201802 Nov 2018
> Christmas Holiday 24 Dec 201804 Jan 2019
Spring Term 07 Jan 201912 Apr 2019
> Half Term 18 Feb 201922 Feb 2018
> Easter Holiday15 Apr 201926 Apr 2019
Summer Term 29 Apr 201919 Jul 2019
> Half Term27 May 201931 May 2019
> Summer Holiday 22 Jul 2019

The School Day

School opens at 8.45am and children are expected to be settled in class by 8.55am.
The end of school is at 3.15pm.

7:45:am
Before School Club (starts from)
8:30:am
Doors Open
8:40:am
Registration
8:45:am
Lessons Start
10:40:pm
KS1 Break - 15mins
11:00:am
KS2 Break - 15mins
12:00:pm
KS1 Lunch - 55mins
12:15:am
KS2 Lunch - 55mins
3:15:pm
End of day
3:15:pm
After School Clubs & Merekats start
4:30:pm
After School Clubs end
5:45:pm
Merekats After School Club end

School Uniform

EYFS/KS1 & KS2
Blue school v neck jumper
White Shirt
School Clip on Tie
Grey skirt or pinafore, grey long or short trousers
Grey or white socks or grey tights
Black closed toe school shoes all year round

PE Kit

EYFS/KS1 & KS2
Royal Blue Shorts
White T-shirt
White Socks
Sport Shoes (Black pumps or sensible trainers)
Tracksuit Bottoms (for outdoor winter sports).
Outdoor Royal Blue School Sweatshirt. (These are the old style school uniform sweatshirts)

After School Club

Ellesmere Merekats Afterschool Club Care

Our after school care is led by experienced Teaching Assistants, offering flexible and reliable out of school hours care for pupils aged 3-11 years during term time.

As well as peace of mind, our care gives you:

  • The reassurance of an OfSTED inspected establishment within our safe and happy environment.
  • Staff who are fully CRB/DBS checked and First Aid trained.
  • A wide range of fun activities to suit all ages and interests including games, arts, crafts and outdoor play.
  • Quality childcare supervised by experienced and friendly staff in a well-resourced learning environment.

We can accommodate up to 26 children in the space and we find that numbers vary considerably during the week. We work on a ratio of one adult to eight children.

After-school Club runs from 3.15 to 6pm. Our after-school club is very popular. It would therefore be appreciated if you can give plenty of notice when booking your child in. However, we do appreciate that there are times when last minute bookings need to be made and we will try to facilitate such bookings where possible.

Download an after school booking form here

Breakfast Club

Children are welcome to attend our breakfast club weekdays from 7.45am. They will be provided with a healthy breakfast consisting of juice, toast and Mrs Powell’s very popular ‘special porridge!’

The cost for breakfast club is £3.50 including breakfast. There is no requirement to book. Please click on the leaflet below for further information.

Delicious and nutritious – find out what our children are eating this term

Children are given the opportunity to eat nutritious, well-balanced meals at school.

View the menu here

Free School Meals (FSM)

All children in EYFS and KS1 are entitled to a free school lunch. KS2 children have to pay for school lunches. You may be eligible for Pupil premium Grant funding because of your family’s income level. Please contact the office (in confidence) to enquire and register your child.

Online application for Free School Meals:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

At Ellesmere Primary School we take the well being of your child very seriously. Headteacher Andrew Everett is designated officer for child protection, along with Kelsey Mort and Sue Powell. Should you have any concerns with issues in relation to your child please contact the school.

We have rigorous systems in place to keep your child safe. Scroll down and use the links to find our more about acceptable behaviour at school.

Praise for good behaviour

Actively looking for positive behaviour – being effusive in praising those pupils who are behaving well, rather than focussing on the negative.

Certificates of achievement

A weekly award given by the class teacher, with the contribution of the class, and presented during a special weekly assembly. The children’s names will be recorded in the weekly school newsletter and a star with their name is put on the ‘Shining Stars’ display board. Class teachers may give out additional class awards.

The Merit System

All children in school (in KS1 and KS2) will receive merits for effort and achievement. Merits will be awarded for consistently positive behaviours. Class teachers will ensure that merits are distributed fairly and consistently.

School Leaders

A system of pupil leadership (year 6 children) encourage good behaviour through role modelling.

Lunchtime supervisors’ awards

Weekly awards for positive behaviour can only be given by only the lunchtime supervisors and will result in the a certificate. A lunchtime rewards display chalkboard is placed for all to see on the main playground

Class Dojo

Our web-based reward system used to record merits and provide a visual and interactive resource in class. Class Dojo can be linked to parents’ email accounts so that positive messages can be communicated.

House points

Children’s merits equate to house points. When certificates are received, merits are added to the house point system. Rewards are given to the house with the most points at the end of each half-term.

Internet and digital safety

The internet opens up a whole new world of learning opportunities for children, but it does have dangers that parents need to be aware of.

At Ellesmere Primary School, we have measures in place to ensure our children use digital technology in the most positive and educational way; full details of our internet and digital safety policy are available to view in school.

As parents, it is important to keep track of what your child is doing online to help them learn from it and, most importantly, to keep them safe.

If you have any concerns about your child’s use of digital technology, the guidelines below will help you to put appropriate boundaries in place.

If you believe your child is being exposed to dangers online, speak to a teacher, who will help put you in touc7h with professionals who can help.

Use the link below to find out more:

Internet Safety

Policies

Use the links below to find out more information about Ellesmere Primary School policies.

Find out about the wonderful things happening in school by scrolling over the Latest News images below, or scroll down to see our Twitter feed.